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Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: DD210
  • Level: 2
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A very interesting and enjoyable course, which provided an insight into the reasons for the way ourselves and others think and act, in particular, irrational thinking. As an engineer, I found the essay writing difficult and time consuming, and found that I needed to spend between 50% and 100% more than the allotted times for TMA's. The course materials and support resources were excellent, as were the tutorials and support from my tutor. The only negative aspect of the course was the long turnaround time for TMA's, which left little time to incorporate tutor's comments in the following TMA. I understand the time was extended to assist the tutors during the pandemic. However, the students still had to keep to all the usual TMA and EMA deadlines.

Michael John Hopkins

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: July 2021

Thoroughly interesting and enjoyable range of topics in this module that you could relate to from a real world perspective. It was a step up from first year modules in terms of what tutors expected of you to get the marks. I guess thats how it goes at second year degree level. My advice is pay great attention to your tutors feedback and act on it every time. They are there to help you get those extra marks by fine tuning your skills.

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: June 2020

About half way through my degree and this is easily my most fascinating and exciting module to date. I tend towards cognitive and quantitative methods - this module may be more challenging for those with a social or developmental slant. However, highlights for me included:

- Behavioural economics (including biases)
- Parapsychology
- Forensic psychology (including psycopathy)
- Environmental psychology (including climate change).

The tutor-marked assignment structure was challenging but mostly fine, and the tutors were excellent. I'd heavily recommend this module to anyone wanting to put a bit of variety into their psych degree - it offers a number of applied windows into the world outside of Psychoanalysis and Autism.

Christopher Colquitt

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: February 2020

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